Alessandro Michele Gucci Exit: A Look At His 10 Best Gucci Moments

Pictures courtesy of Gucci

From twinning with Jared Leto to dismembered heads on the runway, it has been a wild seven years.

Bernadette Morra

Date November 23, 2022

Some are shocked. Others aren’t. Both approach, the information that Alessandro Michele is leaving Gucci is rocking the style world. And in every week that additionally noticed Raf Simons shutting his label, that world had already been knocked off its axis.
Michele arrived at Gucci in 2015 with a bang, taking on from Frida Giannini who had carried Tom Ford’s attractive/suit-y legacy ahead when he left the model within the mid-oughts. However that components was stale and predictable and it was time for one thing new. I attended Michele’s first vogue present for Gucci in Milan — one which divided opinions as sharply as one of many knife pleats on the runway. With women and men each wearing floral fits and pussy bow blouses, many left considering, “what was that?” Others beloved the gender mixing. It was a contemporary, younger perspective that might finally seep into the mainstream.
A go to to the Gucci showroom to re-see that first assortment was like witnessing an explosion of creativity splattered throughout partitions. There have been jarring mixes of colors and patterns, geeky glasses, fur-trimmed grandma coats and beaded birds and bees that appeared randomly positioned. There was additionally a lot that had not made it to the runway. It was an extra of concepts and designs made much more outstanding as a result of Michele had saved all of it bottled up inside within the years he labored beneath Giannini.  It was clear that old skool attractive had been changed with one thing that appeared a lot smarter — unapologetic eccentricity. Michele’s fur-lined slides, which grew to become essential as quickly as his first assortment hit the shops, had been the primary clue that there was an urge for food for his model of quirk. And that’s precisely what Alessandro Michele delivered via his seven years on the helm of Gucci.
The rationale many will not be stunned by Michele’s exit is that regardless of high-profile followers like Harry Kinds and the excitement Michele was so sensible at creating like along with his Spring 2023 present that includes 68 pairs of an identical twins, Gucci garments and equipment had turn into too predictable. Designers, like artists, typically attain artistic limits and Gucci’s father or mother firm Kering is a public one which wants progress to make shareholders completely happy. However the true query is: did Michele go away to take a psychological break or to affix one other model (Burberry might certain use him)? Solely time will inform however we’d be very stunned if one other large identify doesn’t snatch him up quickly.
Till then, we’ve rounded up Alessandro Michele’s high 10 most memorable moments from Gucci, from the opening look of his debut to Girl Gaga’s epic purple second on the premiere of Home of Gucci.

Harry Kinds on the 2021 Grammy Awards

Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto on the 2022 Met Gala

Gucci Love Parade Spring 2022

Girl Gaga on the UK Premiere of “Home of Gucci”

Rihanna on the Gucci Fall 2023 present


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